Xiaomi takes a jab at OnePlus with outdoor ads; Redmi K20 India launch seems imminent

Redmi K20 India Launch

Xiaomi has started an outdoor ad campaign in India targeting OnePlus. Interestingly, the company has put these billboards just near the OnePlus ones taking a jab on OnePlus 7 Pro with Redmi K20. These ads hint that Redmi K20 India launch is nearing.

A tipster named Technology Bro has tipped us with these images. The billboards of Xiaomi‘s upcoming Redmi K20 flagship killer are live across multiple cities in India. Xiaomi India has placed its billboards for Redmi K20 with text “Starkly Superior To The Latest One”.

To recall, OnePlus has signed the popular Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. for their ad campaign. So, on the OnePlus billboards in India, he can be seen promoting the OnePlus 7 Pro. Interestingly, Robert Downey Jr. is best known for his role of Tony Stark in Marvel’s movies.

Xiaomi’s billboard also says ‘Coming Soon, Redmi K20, The Flagship Killer’. This means the company will soon be launching its Redmi K20 series smartphones in India. Redmi sub-brand of the company in China has launched two smartphones Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in China earlier this month.

We expect the company may launch these phones as POCO F2 and POCO F2 Pro in India. However, seeing these outdoor ads, that speculation seems unlikely. And the company may launch these phones with the Redmi K20 moniker itself.

To recall the specs of Redmi K20 and K20 Pro, the K20 Pro is the flagship one and has a Snapdragon 855 processor and 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor in the triple camera set up. While the Redmi K20 is a mid-range one with a Snapdragon 730 processor and 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor in the triple camera set up.

They both have a similar design and display. These come with a pop-up selfie camera design, 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner, triple rear cameras, and 4000 mAh battery.

The Redmi K20 Pro price starts at 2499 yuan (Rs. 25,200 approx.) and Redmi K20 starts at 1999 yuan (Rs. 20,160 approx.). It will be interesting to see at how much price they will be launched in India.